AUSTIN, Texas – May 9, 2018 – Zenoss Inc., the leader in software-defined IT operations, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Zenoss Chief Marketing Officer Megan Lueders to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list, which recognizes top women in business for their vision, experience and influence in driving channel success.
The CRN award comes on the heels of Lueders' selection to the Sales Lead Management Association leadership recognition program's "20 Women to Watch in Business" list. The 20 women selected by the judges have strong business accomplishments, serve on business and nonprofit boards, hold advanced degrees, and give back to their communities and industries. Many are speakers, writers and authors, and all are industry leaders who advance their organizations and their respective fields through thought leadership and innovation.
CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees on the basis of their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.
"This is an exciting time for Zenoss and our broader IT ecosystem as the vision of software-defined IT operations comes to fruition," Lueders said. "I am honored to receive this award and share the recognition with my channel peers and my incredible team members at Zenoss. We are more motivated than ever to exceed our growth goals in 2018 as we continue to expand our channel programs and deepen our relationships with our technology and solution partners."
The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.
Why It's Important:
Lueders is redefining what it means to be a chief marketing officer. She brings a global mindset to her role as a marketing leader and executive decision-maker at Zenoss, applying strategic thinking and a keen business acumen to the interplay between technology, branding, sales, channel partner relationships and company culture.
Lueders is a firm believer in solving modern marketing challenges through continuous improvements in people, processes and technology. She has implemented account-based marketing initiatives, digital marketing strategies and lead-generation campaigns to grow sales year over year and assisted in the company’s transition from a direct-sales-only business to a successful channel and direct sales model.
"This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships," said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. "CRN's 2018 Women of the Channel list honors executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements — exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership, and accelerated sales growth — as well as advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives."
The 2018 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at https://www.crn.com/wotc.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. https://www.thechannelco.com
Zenoss works with the world's largest organizations to ensure their IT services and applications are always on. As the leader in software-defined IT operations, Zenoss develops software that builds comprehensive real-time models of hybrid IT environments, providing unparalleled holistic health and performance insights. This uniquely enables Zenoss customers to predict and eliminate outages, dramatically reducing downtime and IT spend. https://www.zenoss.com